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Tom Hardy Drops Out of 'Suicide Squad' Movie, Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed As Replacement

Tom Hardy Drops Out of 'Suicide Squad' Movie, Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed As Replacement

Tom Hardy has just dropped out of the Suicide Squad movie comprised of a group of villains from the DC Entertainment world, THR reports.

The 37-year-old actor was set to play Rick Flagg, leader of the Suicide Squad. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne are all signed on to star in the film.

Jake Gyllenhaal is being eyed as Tom’s potential replacement, The Wrap reports.

The movie was set to center around Batman villains Deadshot (Smith), Joker (Leto), and Harley Quinn (Robbie), with Boomerang (Courtney) and Enchantress (Delevigne).

The reasons behind his exit is reportedly because The Revenant is going over schedule and by the time he is done shooting he will need to promote Mad Max: Fury Road.

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  • SkinnyFatLovesJax

    Smart move, Tom. What a crappy cast.

  • Maria E. Segura

    I wish it was Will Smith dropping out of the movie. Cause really a black Deadshot??? Where in the world you heard about that.

  • Arwen Kivlis

    Tom would have been the only reason i watch the film the rest of the casting was unimpressive…

  • lurker2015

    Wonder how much money was on the table for that role.

  • kate jones

    Well, this means i will not watch this anymore. Tom would be the only draw..

  • xvlmxxx

    Hmm that means I’m ready to see Jake and Jared on a movie screen together again.

  • Captian Obvious

    The only “Crappy Cast” in here is Jai Courtney.

  • elisa

    why would he dropp it?? because that “schedule issue” is not very believable it seems to be the excuse when the script doesn’t convince you and you want to run away just like charline hunnam

  • Delores Pauldo

    Like to see Hayden christensen in it.

  • Dave

    My first reaction was: SHIT! But than i thought it over and i was like: well, maybe he didn’t find it interesting enough. Tom knows a good script when he sees one. He doesn’t drop out for no reason…so i’m fine with it now.